Pedro Fernández de Andrada. De la Naturaleza del Cavallo. Seuilla: Fernando Diaz, 1580.

Fernández de Andrada was educated as a man of letters and a lover of horses. He wrote three books on the breeding and riding of horses that were published in Seville between 1580 and 1616. Like the dueling volume on display in the Italian Renaissance section, this is an example of humanist interest in popular culture.

The Durand collection holds the first edition of Fernández de Andrada's work On the Nature of Horses. The work was dedicated to Philip II and displays the royal Crowned Shield on the title page. The Durand Collection also has S. Pasqual Caracciolo's La Gloria del Cavallo, printed in Venice by Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1566.

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